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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (65 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hank Gilman Narrator: Don Hagen Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A practical, entertaining handbook for people who never expected to be bosses.

Plenty of managers never asked, expected, or trained to be put in charge of other people. But when it happens, these accidental bosses often find that learning to manage is like learning to swim by being dropped into the deep end of the pool.

Hank Gilman knows what that's like. As a top editor for Fortune, Newsweek, and the Boston Globe, he has helped nurture some outstanding talent. His success can be attributed largely to his management style, which allows him to treat his employees like, well, humans, while holding them accountable. But he was far from a natural when it was time to take charge.

Gilman shares the lessons he's learned-through trial and error-during his two decades as a manager in one of the craziest businesses on the planet. Writing in a warm but no-nonsense voice, he offers straight-up advice on the ins and outs of hiring, firing, motivating, and dealing with cranky superstars.

Gilman argues that your employees should always come first-and that managing down, as opposed to managing up, will ultimately lead to a successful career as a boss.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shalaka | 1/17/2014

    " Good advice...someone should have told me a long time ago that management is all about conflicts. I might have skipped it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Janelle | 1/11/2014

    " I could not get through this book. It was depressing to hear horrible stories about the work place, that I could totally relate to, yet practical solutions were never discussed. Well, maybe there were, but I never could force myself to read far enough to find out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ellen | 12/28/2013

    " Too fluffy and self-absorbed to be of value. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lee Anne | 12/20/2013

    " Although I enjoyed this book, Gilman, as a magazine editor, had many colorful stories of his life in newsstand publishing, but not many that were truly applicable to business in general. I did like the stories, but found little to use in my day-to-day work. "

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